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Nov 23, 2021

Director’s Log | November 2021

Four Big Ideas to Reduce Food Insecurity in NC As we tuck in to our places at this year’s Thanksgiving table, it’s not a bad time to think about hunger… 

PILOT 21 participants standing in front of IEI connections wall

Nov 22, 2021

Student leaders collaborate on policy recommendation to increase food access on college campuses

Students and faculty from eight NC universities gathered at NC State University’s Hunt Library on Nov. 5 to work collectively on one of the most pressing issues of our time—food insecurity. 

Sep 30, 2021

UNC-Asheville’s Community Coalition Approach to Food Insecurity

When we began our PILOT 21 program here at UNC-Asheville, we set out to create a long-term sustainable solution to college food insecurity that is student-driven, does not rely on continuous volunteer student labor, and prioritizes student’s time and commitment to their education first. 

Sep 16, 2021

IEI Names First Hunt Intern Working on Public Policy Issues

Shevani Mehta, a senior at NC State, is serving as the Hunt intern during the 2021-2022 academic year. 

Mar 25, 2021

Student-driven project hopes to build the next generation of public policy leaders

Students from nine NC universities will drive a year-long project to understand key issues facing the state and come up with policy solutions to address them. 

Feb 26, 2021

PILOT 21: A 9-campus project to encourage undergraduate student participation in public policy

The North Carolina Policy Innovation Leaders of Tomorrow 2021 (PILOT 21) initiative is a multi-campus program to provide undergraduates at nine universities (Duke, NC A&T, NCCU, NC State, UNCA, UNC-CH, Wake Forest, Shaw and UNCW) a chance to identify critical issues facing the state and to learn how to work productively toward change. 

Dec 21, 2020

PILOT 21 Developing Future Public Policy Leaders

In 2021, the Institute for Emerging Issues will be working with students from nine North Carolina universities to identify a big issue they want to think about, develop ideas on and try to move forward together.